The media selection committee of the Saints Hall of Fame has selected WR Lance Moore and RB Pierre Thomas for induction in 2018, while Saints Director of Photography Michael C. Hebert has been chosen to receive the Joe Gemelli "Fleur de Lis" award for his vast contributions to the New Orleans Saints organization.
It will be a special day at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum this Sunday, Sept. 16, when 2018 Saints Hall of Fame inductees Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas appear at the museum to sign autographs and take pictures from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., prior to the New Orleans Saints home game with the Cleveland Browns at noon.
An undrafted free agent out of Toledo, Moore played with the Saints from 2006-2013 and played in 101 games. Moore recorded 346 receptions for 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns. He ranks fifth in franchise history in receptions, fifth in touchdown catches, seventh in receiving yards, ninth in all-purpose touchdowns and ninth with eight 100-yard receiving games.
An undrafted free agent out of Illinois, Thomas played with the Saints from 2007-2014 and played in 105 games. Thomas ranks fourth in Saints history in rushing yards with 3,745, sixth in receptions with 327 and eighth in touchdowns with 41. He also scored four playoff touchdowns for the Saints. Thomas also returned 83 kickoffs for an average of 23.7 yards per return.
Both players played significant roles in the New Orleans Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7, 2010 in Miami as the Saints downed the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Moore caught a huge two-point conversion pass from Drew Brees while Thomas had a key 16-yard touchdown reception on a screen pass from Brees.
Moore and Thomas will be inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame this Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the 30th annual Saints Hall of Fame Induction/Gala at Club XLIV and Encore at Champions Square. New Orleans Saints Director of Photography and Saints Hall of Fame Vice President Michael C. Hebert will receive the Joe Gemelli Fleur de Lis award for his contributions.
Located at Gate B on the Plaza level, the museum is open on game days two hours prior to game time until just before kickoff and for 45 minutes after each home game.
Admission is free on game day with a ticket to the game.
The museum is open by appointment only Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at a cost of $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60 and over) and children under 12 and groups of 10 or more.
For more information, call (504) 471-2192, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visitwww.saintshalloffame.com.